|An unannounced annual inspection was conducted today by LPA Nancy Diaz. Upon arrival LPA observed 12 children in care with the licensee, Andrea Witzmann and helpers Elleney Mortland and Alex Villanueva. Children were participating in various outdoor activities. LPA conducted a tour of the home to ensure the health and safety of children. Licensee is using the following areas for daycare: living room, family room, dining, kitchen, nap room, hallway bathroom and back fenced yard. The following areas are off-limits to children: second floor. These areas are inaccessible to children via barricade.|
The licensee is present in the home and ensures that children in care are supervised at all times. The licensee has maintained capacity specified on the license. Each child has safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishings and equipment.
There is a pool and a jacuzzi in the back that is fenced with a self-latching gate that meets regulation requirement. Mrs. Witzmann stated that she does not maintain any weapons in the home. All cleaners, toxics, medications and other hazardous substances are inaccessible to children in care via storage in high cabinet. Fireplace is screened to prevent access by children. Fire extinguisher and smoke detectors present in the home meet State Fire Marshall standards. The home is kept clean and orderly with sufficient ventilation for safety and comfort. The home provides toys, play equipment and materials. The home maintains a working telephone service. Stairs are fenced or barricaded (where that are children less than five years old present). Facility has a cabon monoxide detector that meet the statutory requirements.
The home has a current roster of the children. The home conducts fire and disaster drills at least once every six months, and documents the date and time of each drill. Last fire drill conducted was 12/18/2019. Licensee documents immunizations and maintains and updates records for children in care. Licensee provides the child’s parent or representative with a copy of the Family Child Care Home Notification of parents’ rights.
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